Intermediate Biologist (Vegetation, Aquatic or Wildlife)
Vancouver / Langley, BC
Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? Do you believe that you are in complete control of your own destiny and always strive for greatness? Do you regularly question the norm and come up with creative solutions to problems? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we might have the perfect role for you!
We’re looking to hire an Intermediate Biologist, with a background in Vegetation, Aquatic and/or Wildlife and Project Management to join our Vancouver or Langley Office. This role will be part of our Environmental Planning Group (EPG), servicing clients in diverse industries.
The role is responsible for scoping, conducting, and coordinating diverse environmental studies, as well as analyzing data and preparing reports for environmental impact assessments and other environmental permitting projects. Under the supervision of senior environmental professionals, this role will work within a team and with our clients, regulators, and stakeholders to plan and coordinate the completion of environmental projects to meet our clients’ needs.
We are ideally seeking a Registered Professional with diverse technical skills (i.e., vegetation, aquatic and/or wildlife), and Project Management and consulting experience (client service, communications, business development).
PGL is committed to advancing our people and company by creating a sense of belonging for every employee and by being equitable, diverse, and inclusive. We recognize that our community will be strengthened by the inclusion of a wide range of views and perspectives, informed by different backgrounds and life experiences. We want every employee to feel they have equal opportunities for growth at PGL and strive to include, embrace, promote, and celebrate differences of race, religion, age, gender, and sexual orientation, and physical and mental abilities. PGL welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Coordinating and executing environmental planning projects (e.g., terrestrial or aquatic ecology, or other environmental field) following approved work scopes and guidelines.
Project Management and client and regulatory communications.
Working with clients to establish scope of work and budgets to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements.
Preparing reports describing site conditions, impact assessments, and environmental management plans.
Technical fieldwork, depending on area of expertise.
Environmental Impact Assessment, background research, and report writing.
You will be expected to work both independently and within project groups, undertaking tasks from start to finish with full team support. The role will primarily include project management, including direction of others in the field and preparation of report, client management/liaison as well as opportunities for field work within your technical area. We are seeking candidates with strong people and teamwork skills.
5-10 years of experience consulting in vegetation, aquatic and/or wildlife biology and Project Management.
Registered ProfessionalBiologist (R.P.Bio.), Agrologist (P.Ag.), or other similar professional accreditation (or eligible for professional registration).
Consulting skills: project management, client service, verbal and written communications, and business development skills.
Good technical writing skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment process and methods within a municipal, provincial, and federal context would be an asset (not a requirement).
Knowledge of environmental policies and regulations for development in BC which may include: Water Sustainability Act, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation, Fisheries Act, and municipal and regional bylaws.
Assessment skills in either urban areas in BC (e.g., applying the Riparian Areas Protection Regulation) or remote field skills.
Experience conducting vegetation, wildlife, terrestrial ecology, fisheries, or aquatic ecology studies following standard guidelines and practices.
Excellent client service skills, with client networking skills an asset.
Able to travel and work in remote and rugged field locations, hiking terrain for long distances with equipment, generally in Western Canada (majority of PGL’s work is located within the Lower Mainland) if required.
Experience working with Indigenous Groups as clients and/or partners in environmental work is desirable.
Ability to lift and carry 25lb.
Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products.